The Taraba State Coordinator of the PDP Youth Vanguard, Sunday Yusuf, has backed Gov. Darius Ishaku’s stand on impunity and imposition of Candidates in the electoral process.
He stated that it was the right thing to do and that such a stand meant that the party had learnt from its past mistakes.
Yusuf who stressed that the Governor’s stand was long overdue and was what they had waited for made the assertion on Wednesday in an interview granted to media men in his office in Jalingo.
In his words,
“I want to boldly say that Darius is the right man for him to stand his ground and say that the era of impunity is over. He has seen that what brought about the downfall of PDP both at the federal and state levels is impunity, the lack of internal democracy. The only way to come back and reclaim power both at the center and fringes is to entrench internal democracy “, he stated.
The youth leader who recently won election to the seat of the coordinator, however assured that PDP youths in the State would key into the new stand as well as sensittize the youths at the grassroots to go for candidates that can deliver at all levels.
Throwing his weight behind the not-too-young- to-run Bill which scaled through at the National Assembly he disclosed that, “I think that this will give us a sense of belonging. As a youth, you can be an SA, Legislative Aide, LGA Chairman or even a Councillor.
“But how do you get there; you can go back to school to get more credentials, develop yourself, add value to yourself so that when positions of responsibility come, you are ready”, he added.
Yusuf revealed that he had come with a mission of rebranding the PDP Youth Wing. According to him, gone were the days when youths were used as thugs to disrupt elections and cause mayhem.
He stressed that,
“We have laid down plans to bring the Youths across the 16 LGAs and the 2 SDAs together. We have started with campaigns and sensitization.I have set up an ad-hoc committee to bring out modalities to set up the youth vanguard in our various LGAs, wards and districts”, he concluded.